National School Walkout

It’s been exactly one month since the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — and some are choosing a somber way to pay tribute to the 17 people killed in the Parkland massacre.

Thousands of students and teachers are planning to walk out of their classrooms on Wednesday, March 14 as part of the the #Enough! National School Walkout to raise awareness about issues of school safety and the impact of gun violence. The nationwide march, organized by Women’s March Youth Empower, will happen at 10 a.m. and last 17 minutes.

The nationwide protest is both a memorial and protest action. Students and teachers across the United States will walk out of their schools and universities to honor the lives of the 17 people killed at Stoneman Douglas and press lawmakers to pass stricter gun control laws, according to EMPOWER, the group organizing the action.

Among their demands, participants want Congress to:

Ban assault weapons
Require universal background checks before gun sales
Pass a gun violence restraining order law that would allow courts to disarm people who display warning signs of violent behavior

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  1. Ametia says:

    To all the HEROES on this thread


    Post Nation
    Broward Sheriff’s Office releases video recording of deputy during Parkland school massacre


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  12. California students spell out #Enough during protest against gun violence

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  13. David Hogg. Surviving students share powerful messages. 😢

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      From video:

      “Saving students at school should not be a partisan issue.”

      David Hogg: “Overcome your political boundaries. Step over the aisle. Work for something that we can all agree on – children’s lives.”

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    Florida School Shooting Survivor: I Hid Beneath A Dead Body

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  29. #NationalWalkoutDay #EnoughIsEnoughMS

    These kids are NOT playing.🔥🔥🔥 They’re not going quietly into that goodnight. #Fierce #AForceToBeReckonedWith #NowIsTheTime #GunSenseNow

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  30. THEY’RE WOKE….

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  31. “Hey hey, @NRA, how many kids did you kill today?”

    #TimesUp NRA❗️

    #NationalWalkoutDay #NeverAgainMSD #EnoughIsEnough

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    • Ametia says:

      THIS: T”exas school district says it will suspend all students who take part in “any type of protest or awareness” in aftermath of the Parkland school shootinG.”

      These students would rather risk suspension than RISK THEIR LIVES.

      Please tweet this, SG2. Thanks!

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  37. These kids are gonna get things done. I’m so thankful they’re standing up. #GunControlNow #NeverAgain #NationalWalkoutDay

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  52. yahtzeebutterfly says:


    It’s the common sense solution!

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  56. Wow! Shake it off! Shake it off! Let it roll like water off a duck’s back.

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  63. Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho!

    The NRA has got to go……..

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  71. vitaminlover says:

    It’s such a shame that children can’t attend school to learn and teachers can’t come to teach insafety and trust.

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Thank you for this powerful page you have provided for us, SG2. You are making a difference and helping to bring about the change that we need!

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